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by Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875; Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893; Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877; Sky Meadow Bindery, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Howell, William Henry, 1860-1945
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Topic: Physiology, Comparative
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists, Decoration and ornament -- Japan -- Periodicals, Artists -- Japan...
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by United States. Patent Office
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Knitting
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
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by Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917; Verneuil, M. P. (Maurice Pillard), 1869-1942, ill
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statement of responsibility: sous la direction de M. Eugène Grasset
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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by New York Embroidery House
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
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by Waring, Mary E
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Munsell, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1858-1918
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Cover title
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Topic: Color
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists, Decoration and ornament -- Japan -- Periodicals, Artists -- Japan...
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v. : 29 cm
Topics: Aeronautics, Periodicals, Aeronautics -- Italy -- Periodicals
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Each issue illustrated with chromolithographs
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Topics: Nature (Aesthetics), Natural history, Art, Chromolithography, Victorian, Cromolithography
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by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627; Thackston, W. M. (Wheeler McIntosh), 1944-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 480-482) and index
Topic: Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627
Topics: Railroad stations, Railroads
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by Iribe, Paul, 1883-1935; Poiret, Paul; Meyer, Max, d. 1914, former owner. DSI; Société générale d'impression, printer
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statement of responsibility: racontées par Paul Iribe
Topics: Pictorial works, Specimens, Poiret, Paul, Fashion, Costume design, Stencil work, Art deco
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by Gernsback, Hugo 1884-1967
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Published by: Experimenter Pub. Co.,
Topics: Technology, Science, Electricity, Electric engineering
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Fabre, Jean-Henri, 1823-1915; Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander, 1865-1921; Stawell, Maud Margaret (Key), 1865-; Detmold, Edward Julius, 1883-1957
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Topic: Insects
Part of the plates printed on both sides
Topics: Cabinetwork, Furniture
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by Ensko, Stephen Guernsey Cook, 1896-1969
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Maps show location of silversmiths in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, 1660 to 1800
Topics: Silversmiths, Hallmarks, Silverwork
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
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by Poulet, G. (Georges), b. 1859
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"Extrait de la Revue coloniale."
Topics: Ethnology, Muslims, Maure (African people)
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by Bowes, James Lord, 1834-1899
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Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Japanese
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
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by Seyller, John William; Thackston, W. M. (Wheeler McIntosh), 1944-; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution); Freer Gallery of Art
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition, The adventures of Hamza, organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C." -- T. p. verso
Topics: Romance of Amåir òHamza, Islamic Illumination of books and manuscripts, Illumination of books and...
Smithsonian Libraries
by Springer, Jaro, 1856-1915; International Chalcographical Society
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Also published in German in the same year: Gothische Alphabete
Topics: Alphabets, Lettering, Initials, Illumination of books and manuscripts, E. S., Meister, active 15th...
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by Cooper-Hewitt Museum; Dee, Elaine Evans; Michie, Thomas S
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RECON
Topics: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Decoration and ornament, Stencil work, Décoration et ornement, Pochoir
Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano"
Topics: Astronomy, Telescopes, Early works to 1800, Early works to 1800
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by Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889; Ware, Charles Pickard, 1840-1921; Garrison, Lucy McKim, 1842-1877
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Unaccompanied melodies
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Topics: African Americans, Folk music, Folk songs, English, Spirituals (Songs), Slaves
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Includes accompanying papers
Topics: Ethnology, Indians
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by Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879; Burndy Library, donor. DSI; Royal Society (Great Britain)
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Extracted from: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, v. 155 (1865)
Topic: Electromagnetic fields
Smithsonian Libraries
by Laing, J. J; Bradley, John William, 1830-1916. Manual of illuminations
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16th thousand
Topic: Illumination of books and manuscripts
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by Furuya, Kōrin, 1875-1910
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Cover title
Topics: Design, Themes, motives, Decoration and ornament, Clouds in art, Clouds in art
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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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statement of responsibility: pictured by Walter Crane
Topics: Flowers in literature, Flowers in art, Illustrated books, History, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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by Hardouin, G; Manufacture Parisienne des Cotons L.V. et M.F.A
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Cover title
Topics: Irish crochet lace, Lace and lace making
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by Morton, Thomas, 1575-1646; Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915
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Reprint, with original t.-p., of Amsterdam edition of 1637
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Topic: Indians of North America
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by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
Polychromatic ornament
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Frankfurter Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
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Engraved t.p. within ornamental border
Topic: Architecture
Smithsonian Libraries
by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
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by African Violet Society of America
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"Official publication of the African Violet Society of America."
Topic: African violets
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by Pesel, Louisa F., d. 1947
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
Smithsonian Libraries
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Includes index
Topic: Rocket research
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
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Number of issues per year varies, but each year begins with [Nr.] 1 (e.g. 1882 has [Nr.] 1-53; 1898 has [Nr.] 1-54)
Topic: Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by Bradford, Mary E
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Cover title
Topics: Bobbin lace, Lace and lace making, Lace bobbins
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Landscape gardening
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Krombein, Karl V
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Topics: Hymenoptera -- North America, Insects -- North America
2 p. l., 1113, [1] p. 23 cm
Topic: Bible. Samoan. 1872
Vol. 1 is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Vols. 2-6, each with half-title only, are mainly plates accompanied by descriptive text and were published in 20 "livraisons," 1877-1886
Topics: Costume, Costume
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Geptner, V. G. (Vladimir Georgievich), 1901-1975; Nasimovich, A. A; Bannikov, Andrei Grigorevich; Hoffmann, Robert S
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Translation of: Mlekopitaiushchie Sovetskogo Soiuza
Topic: Mammals
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by Kelly, Bernice M; Stanley, Janet L; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. National Museum of African Art Branch
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Includes indexes
Topics: Artists, Art, Nigerian
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by Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727; Streater, Joseph, fl. 1687-1688, printer; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers, as indicated by the different type in the headings and the break in paging between the two books
Topics: Mechanics, Celestial mechanics, Gravitation
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by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910
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Topic: Alphabets
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by Nihon Dobutsu Gakkai
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Official organ of the Zoological Society of Japan
Topic: Zoology
Topics: Embroidery, Alphabets
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by Locke, Richard Adams, 1800-1871; Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843
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statement of responsibility: By Richard Adams Locke
Topics: Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871, Moon hoax
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by Danilevskii, A. S. (Aleksandr Sergeevich), 1911-1969; Kryzhanovskii, O. L. (Oleg Leonidovich), 1918-1997; Davis, Donald R. (Donald Ray)
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Translation of: Cheshuekrylye fauny SSSR i sopredelnykh stran
Topics: Danilevskii, A. S. (Aleksandr Sergeevich), 1911-1969, Lepidoptera, Insects
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by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
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by Whall, W. B; Whall, R. H
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Topic: Sea songs
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
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by Lutz, Edwin George, 1868-
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Arthur, Anne Knox
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Nash, Joseph, 1809-1878; Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885; Roberts, David, 1796-1864; Dickinson Brothers (Firm)
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statement of responsibility: from the originals painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert, by Messrs. Nash, Haghe and Roberts, R.A. ; published under the express sanction of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, president of the Royal Commission, to whom the work is, by permission, dedicated
Topic: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
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by Binet, René, 1866-1911; Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926
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statement of responsibility: par René Binet, architecte ; preface de Gustave Geffroy
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art nouveau, Architecture, Interior decoration, Jewelry
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by Hardouin, G
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Cover title
Topics: Netting, Fancy work
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by Münchner Entomologische Gesellschaft
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Bibliography of agriculture
Topic: Entomology
Topic: Macramé
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by Beebe, William, 1877-1962; Grönvold, Henrik, 1858-1940, ill; Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953, ill; Lodge, George Edward, ill; Thorburn, Archibald, 1860-1935, ill; Herster, H. D., former owner. DSI; New York Zoological Society; Stanford's Geographical Estabt., engraver
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statement of responsibility: by William Beebe ... ; in four volumes
Topic: Pheasants
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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First published in 1968 under title: The invention of the sewing machine
Topic: Sewing machines